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, reagan and clinton sworn in and president obama four years ago. he was recruited at the last minute to plan a second carter inaugural ball in 1977 for an overflow crowd. >> they said, can you help? we need to put together another ball and they used an underconstruction train station and they said what do you want and i asked if they could fly my mom in so show good a good dance from mascone. >> he is leave tomorrow for the innoation with his son and will watch every moment from the swearing in, to the parade, to the evening balls. >> evening coverage begins on monday at 4:00 a.m. with a special abc "good morning america" and we will stream coverage live from washington, dc, at abc7news.com starting at 6:30 on monday only. >> we hope they get nice weather there. we know for the long weekend coming up some are taking martin luther king off and it will be warmer and dry. >> absolutely. a lot of warm weather in the afternoon but this morning it is cold again. we are look down from the east bay hills camera to san francisco and you can see the traffic on the bay bridge the we will talk t
with guns during president obama's final four years in office it is estimated that 40,000 americans will be killed with guns, the same amount of people
waves. and what did they get for it? four more years of president barack obama. joinli i joining me now, secretary of labor. even before she was on the job, no stranger to right wing attacks. >>> now, you're stepping down and you've seen this right wing machine up close. are you going to miss this group? >> you know what, i'm going to fight even harder back home and where ever i am, i'm going to be there to support the president's agenda whether it's immigration reform or economic development in our poor communities. coal miners that are suffering and folks in the middle class that have been the target of the tea party and the republican right that doesn't seem to notice that people paf taxes. no matter what, everyone here should be paying their fair share. i don't know why these folks want to defend the very wealthy who haven't paid their fair share. we need fairness. we need a balance. and that's what this is about. i'm so happy the president got reelected and i'm happy that more voices are going to be heard now. >> i must ask you this. in october, before the election, the right came
the first four years? obama, the bail-out and the assault on the constitution, second amendment. marco rubio weighed in last night. >> i think the president and he doesn't have the guts to admit it, not a believer in the second amendment. that's what i'm saying. the second amendment is in the constitution. it at no time write the constitution. neither did you and neither did he. if he doesn't want the second amendment in the constitution or reform it, have the guts to admit that. >> eric: robert, kick it off. >> bob: first, you are open and the tease that kimberly read -- >> kimberly: was magnificent. >> bob: was the most outrageous shot i have ever seen. our executive producer must have written it. >> eric: i wrote it. >> bob: you are so right you make attila the hun look like a moderate. >> eric: obamacare, upheld in the courts, shredded the constitution -- >> bob: i think that is a reach. >> eric: bail-out and then the second amendment. >> bob: marco rubio, i spent time with him and i kind of liked him. now he is running for president and the right wing rubio coming out. kilnot true. >> b
in the next term. this is the official portrait of president obama from four years ago. here is the new one. sure, he doesn't look quite as young but clearly he on theed to go a much more cheerful route this time around. >>> up next, as president obama prepares for a second term, which way is the democratic party headed? to the center or to the left? and this sunday join chris matthews for a special airing of his documentary "barack obama: making history." that's this sunday at 6:00 p.m. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. mine was earned in djibouti, africa, 2004. the battle of bataan, 1942. [ all ] fort benning, georgia, in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto-insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. >>> i'm jackie deangelis with your cnbc market wrap. the dow gaining 53 points to finish at a five-year high today. the s&p bu
excited, s.e.? >> i'm thrilled. the thrill is gone after four years. president obama about to change the tone in washington. unfortunately, d.c. is still tone deaf. >> i'm steve kornacki. we are taking you through our favorite inauguration moments today and since the footage of 1864 is a bit grainy, i go with something slightly more contemporary. >> i'm krystal ball, this is another historic event. what president's past, present and future can learn from it. >>> t-minus two days until president obama makes history again. on sunday, he'll be sworn in for a second term in the highest office in the land. but did you know obama will become the second president ever to take the oath of office four times? yeah. that's right. steve kornacki told me that. in 2009, he took it twice after chief justice roberts botched it the first time. good job, john. the president will again the lay hand on the bible, january 20th required by the constitution but since it's a sunday, the parades, balls and public swearing in, the fourth oath, pushed until monday the mlk holiday. such poetic justice, that. do
president obama's sworn in on monday. >> and different thing than we saw four years ago but really, today, interesting development with this debt ceiling negotiations. you have got, mark, the republicans at their retreat coming out now saying that they want to have a temporary extension, the white house saying essentially this is that same kick the can move that we have seen from lawmakers in washington, d.c. so when you look at the numbers and how the republicans have an all-time low, the president is higher than he's been in his first term as far as approval. how do we jive that in again with this latest battle? we kind of see where the american people sides with likability and doesn't break the stalemates with house republicans. >> it doesn't but, tamron, i think today's development at the very short term is a significant break. president obama talking about breaking the quote/unquote fever of republicans and looking at what they have proposed is taking the battle away from the debt ceiling and moving it to having the senate duke it out over the budget process. of course, this means we
obama will take his oath on monday. you can see the stand-ins for the president and first lady there. authorities securing that parade route. a total of more than 800,000 expected to attend this year, and the secret service promising better crowd management this time around. if you recall four years ago, thousands stuck in a tunnel and didn't get to see him being sworn in. preparations are continuing and president obama busy writing a speech. >> i have seen yellow pads filled with writing. >> i don't think he should turn this into a partisan speech, and i think he helps himself when he holds the high ground. >> president obama and vice president joe biden will take the oaths privately sunday and take the public oath in front of the nation on monday. >>> a handful of lucky students from the bay area enjoying the honor of attending monday's presidential inauguration. students with the youth video corps at the media center in palo alto getting tickets. the teens being rewarded for producing videos about their own community and will get a chance to hit the road on(1[ historic working tri
. the first three years of president obama it went from 10 trillion to 16 trillion. that's a huge increase. >> well, but this is not because of spending -- this is because the government has been spending to -- more people are on programs because of the unemployment etc., and so we have had a problem. i was on the simpson bowles commission. i actually introduced my own plan that did more deficit reduction, including, for example, creating a public option in healthcare that would save 104 billion dollars over ten years. so there are ways that we can do it, but to say that we're not -- we're going to jeopardize the economy of the united states and frankly even the world by not paying the bills that have already been incurred is absolutely -- [talking over to each other] david: you were willing to bring us to that brink in 02, 04, and 06. >> no i wasn't. david: you voted in favor of keeping the debt limit ceiling right where it was, that was the same kind of danger in going over into that default mode, no? >> it wasn't because that was a kind of protest vote knowing very full well that this w
by the pending implementation of obama care next year. which is one of the themes i told you about last week, the government made me do it theme. the staffing companies are in flago right now. and i think they'll stay that way for the rest of the year. the reasons? some has to do with anticipation of the obama health care act, which i'll talk about this in a minute. they are ultrasensitive to changes in the labor market. temporary employment is more cyclical than regular labor market. temps are the first to get fired in a downturn and the first to be hired when the economy comes back. and coming back is exactly what the economy is doing right now. ♪ hallelujah just today we saw the jobless claims drop to the lowest level in five years. >> house of pleasure. >> plus, while full-time employment was only up 1.4% in 2012, the total number of temporary employees increased by 6.2. that rapid growth is expected to continue in 2013. the street is looking for 5% growth in temporary employment this year. however, i think that number could ultimately end up being conservative thanks to the affordable
on monday when president obama for the second time this year takes the oath of office. remember he does the first official and private one at the white house on sunday, then the big event here on monday. all of this being built up at the capitol, the president will give his speech there which analysts say should not be partisan, he should stick to the middle of the road. . from the capitol to the parade route the process of securing all that, they got 100 workstations set up so far. 42 different agencies working on this. so here's the schedule for the weekend. national dave service on saturday. see the president and vice president and wives out doing that. private swear in on sunday and big day on monday. >> all right. tracie potts, thanks so much. >>> and now for a look at your friday weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins. good morning. >> the weekend looks pretty nystatin west. if you can avoid the freezing fog like yesterday you're in for a nice treat. plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures. here's a big picture across the country. the mild january weather is pretty much co
% in four years. >>> first lady michelle obama celebrated her 49th birthday with dinner out and new hair do. this is complete with bangs, this is object her twitter account. she and president obama celebrated her birthday at an italian restaurant in georgetown. 49ers are leaving for atlanta for the nfc championship game. fans are pumped for the game. they sent us photos including this one. it shows a pint-sized fan ready to go in his gear. they are from oakland and they are all decked out in 49er jerseys ready for sunday's game. sherry sent us this for the 49er fan and a 49er onesie. >>> today at five, we are less than 48 hours from the surf contest. see how they are getting ready along the coast so they don't have what happened in 2010. >>> thank you for trusting ktvu, channel 2 news. be sure to join us again at five. we are always here for you and mobile ttvu.com -- ktvu.com.
for many, many years. >> wonderful. >> i love this book. it captures mrs. obama in unscripted moments. why is that so important to show. >> very important to our readers, because she is such an icon. she is such an inspiration to all our essence readers, the whole audience. we wanted to make sure that we connected to her in a very personal way. >> what is it about her that you think makes her so -- people feel like they know her. what is it about her that inspired so many people? >> i believe that is captured in the book. >> we divided the book in three sections. spirit, style and substance. >> i love that. >> i think that's why people are so drawn to her because she is this woman of great substance. she has a very warm spirit and, of course, she's incredibly stylish. i think all three together have mater a very compelling character. >> this is a woman who has come into her own more and more from the time she began on the campaign trail. >> she's trans formed a whole culture. >> we have people wearing sleeveless that never would bare sleeveless, including me. >> but you dare to try things
the can if you will, new year's eve, goes down the road, the pluses, it gives obama a little breathing room, especially as he tries to see what congress wants to do with the package of measures to curb gun violence. maybe this little breathing room can let him launch some work on passing immigration reform. >> let me play what house republican whip kevin mccarthy said a short time ago regarding this latest action. >> the senate has never passed a budget. it is the rule and the law that by april 15th you have to so we're saying is, we will extend the debt limit until the time line where you have a budget. a road map. so you stop digging yourself in the hole that we get out of this problem. >> keith, carry reid issued a statement saying it's reassuring to see republicans beginning to back off the threat to hold our economy hostage. if the house can pass a clean debt ceiling increase and meeting the existing obligations we will be happy to consider it. here we are as i said three days before inauguration and it looks like another fight that the republicans are not prepared to it seems to
-- >> four years ago, barack obama taking the oath of office, first african-american president. monday he will be taking the oath of office again. we'll bring you coverage, from the first lady's outfits to the new haircut, the bang that is everybody is talking about. that's "today" at the inauguration monday. >>> meantime just ahead, sporty soccer dad look. is that you, al, maybe? >> no. >> to sophisticated casual for date night, maybe. we've got style advice for your man. >>> open house tour from ohio to washington state that will give you an idea just how far your money will take you these days, all under 300,000 bucks. >> very nice. we're showing our wild side because we don't have another side. unusual creatures. tegu. apparently known for his tongue. i'm not kidding. it's a unique way of hunting. >> i'm just looking at you. >> no, you're not just looking at me. >> wildlife. >> but first, my friend, a gentleman, lester holt, has a preview of what's coming up. you didn't just look at me. you looked at me like -- >> what? wow! i'm sorry. >> what do you think, tuna? >> yeah. let's see it
at just about $295 million. that's up about 7% since the obamas moved in four years ago. values are up 13% over that same period. the white house and value peaked at just under $300 million in july of 2006. sounds nice. >> needed that. seema mody at cnbc. >>> president obama and the first lady left the white house to celebrate michelle's 49th birthday in georgetown. they dined with friends. >> they'll in the something different about the first lady. the white house released this photo of mrs. obama earlier which shows her new bangs more clearly. >> it is friday so the inauguration a couple days away. doing trivia with tom. >> what else do we have? >> what was the coldest one in what was the warmest one. today's question is what was the snowiest inauguration. was it 3 inches, 8 inches or 19 inches. a, b or c, aaron sm. >> me first. >> multiple choice. >> i'll do b, 9. >> i'll go with c. >> b is 8 inches. you're going with c. 19. >> the answer is aaron, would you like to choose what was behind door number three for the win? >> it was on the john f. kennedy's inaugural. 1961. they had 8 inch
in the next few years donald trump succeeds in proving that obama's birth certificate's a fraud, how will that affect the ability to govern the country? no, no. i guess what i'm kind of struck by is we're talking about now few days away from the second inauguration, what are the big themes to define the obama term and seems to me maybe more than we have seen in the recent past, this second term really, the basic contours of the second term set in place. it is this fight over what the safety net is, what the balance between spending cuts and revenue increases should be in terms of dealing with the deficit. that's been the battle that's waged since early 2011 and republicans grabbed control of the house. they have the house for two years and feels like more of a ceremonial second inaugural than usual. >> yeah. and i think he's going to have a very tough -- toure was right saying i have a limited idea of how much to get done in this term. lbj in 1965 had had the largest landslide in history, more democrats in congress than any other time in the 20th century except for roosevelt and told
in the foirs two years of the obama administration. the democrats have the white house, the senate and congress, and they did nothing. i blame both of them, and i went during the presidential campaign, i pointed out that mitt romney had champions an assault weapon ban in massachusetts when he was governor, signed the bill, got it passed and signed it. president obama, when he was running four years ago, he championed an assault weapons ban, said he would try to get it in if he got elected, and neither did anything. i crit kzed both of them. this is not a partisan thing. somehow or another, connecticut children, you know, suburban, nice, normal ro an rockwell kin image in your mind. somehow or other, that has touched the american public's heart. >> mr. mayor, thank you. >> thank you for having me. >> still ahead, the interview people have been waiting for for decades. what did lange armstrong say to oprah winfrey, and will he apologize to the millions of people whose lives he tore apart. we'll ask what they'll be looking for. ♪ [ male announcer ] end your long week... with a weekend getaway. s
. they pegged it at $295 million, up 7% in the four years since president obama moved in. zillow figures the place would rent for $1.75 million per month. >> per month? >> that's their estimate. >> if it was in new york, it would be triple that. >>> here's some numbers that are easier to fallow. atms that can crank out a $1 and $5 bill, with chase banks. it can give customers an exact amount in exact denominations they want. it's part of chase's move to have the atms do what tellers used to do. >> you want singles or some fives. >> especially when you have $4 in your checking account. can't take out a $20. >>> when we come back, energy drink blowback. a major city banning the liquid caffeine bombs. >>> terror on the track. startling video of a man that walks up a woman and brutally tosses her off the platform. everything's better with a great cup of coffee. exceptionally smooth and perfectly balanced for a harmonious blend of flavor, body and aroma. green mountain coffee for your keurig brewer. brew a better day. hd 8.ainall over my body. it ldn't go away. my doctor diagnosed it as fibro
offer the last couple of years, it president obama has repeatedly gone to people and said, and the white house to send out the e-mails to people, saying, hey, i need you to call your lawmakers, need you to call your senators and tell them how you feel. they're hearing from special interest groups, but not hearing from you. that's exactly the pitch he made the other day on guns and it's what the group is all about. >> megyn: it makes me wonder whether the people on president obama's e-mail list are the people who are likely to call their republican congressmen in the house and say, go with barack obama on gun control. i mean, there's -- a question how effective it will be in terms of just campaigning on an issue as opposed to campaigning to get enthusiasm to back a candidate at the polls, is there not? >> yeah, absolutely. two things about that, there are going to be a number of red, democratic senators in particular in red states up for reelection in 2014, and how does this group handle that? does this group target them? are those votes in the senate, have to get 60 in order to overcome
play for an incredible price online of just $89.99 a month guaranteed for 2 years. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities and get $300 back at 800-974-6006 tty/v. with a 2-year agreement. >>> happy birthday to michelle obama. she and the president celebrated in georgetown tonight at cafe milano. the group ate upstairs while the downstairs dining room remained open. surprised patrons had to go through a security check to get inside. no doubt this is the first of many celebrations ahead of inaugural weekend. >>> there's a new option to help you get around inauguration day and customers say subway sandwiches are coming up short. maureen umeh has your fobs. >> first up more -- fox 5 top five. >> first up more flu shots coming to the washington area. no. 5, safeway stores are getting an additional 16,000 flu shots to meet high demand. many pharmacies ran out of the vaccines this month. you don't need an appointment to get your shot at safeway, but call ahead to make sure they're in stock. no. 4, fans of subway are giving an extra inch in hopes of getting some answers. an
the opportunity to serve with president obama the last four years. i serve with honor and humility. because i know we have a health crisis. we can no longer take our health for granted. our body is our temple. my goal is to really help people to have that transforming, renewing of their mind. because when you change your thinking, your actions will follow. >> right. >> and you're not going to change until you get to the point where you're like, enough is enough. i'm sick and tired. when you get there, that's when you really have to have that will power to say you know what, i got to do it for me. i love me. i've got to learn how to love and respect and take care of my body. >> would that be the affirmation you could pass on for those who are like, i cannot do this. is there a take home? >> it really talks about how you have to stop doing nothing and start doing something. stop with the excuses and make better choices. use your faith. use your belief. that should be the center of anything you do in your life. when it gets challenging, when you have to push yourself back from the table, stay on the
also was injured. police still have not released a possible motive for the incident. >> president obama is a inauguration day is just away. but do not expect the same pageantry that you saw the first time around. this year it will be scaled down. only 900,000 people are scheduled to attend. this year's preparation is have been replete with rehearsals-withstand-ends played the president, vice president, chief justice. the real president will have to swearing ins, a public ceremony on monday, a private one the day before. he will use to bibles, one owned by abraham lincoln, the other by martin luther king jr.. >> coming up on kron4 morning news. thousands of people will get to have moon bay this weekend to watch the pros compete in the mavericks' international surfing contest. >> the australian summer is heating up, making it tougher firefighters to battle these raging wildfires. >> we are learning more about the bay area's first flute related deaths of the season. santa clara county health officials say that the victim was 98 years old. she died earlier this month. she also suffered from
years ago for the obama presidency and family. ♪ my country tis of thee ♪ sweet land of liberty ♪ of thee i sing ♪ land where my father died ♪ land of the pilgrims' pride ♪ from every mountain site ♪ let freedom, freedom, freedom ring ♪ ♪ let it ring ♪ let it ring ♪ let it ring
of congress who was already out calling for president obama's impeachment, before president obama had even suggested anything. steve stockman wanted to impeach him as a gun grabber. that, incidentally, is how he won his race to go back to congress this past year, too. he called his republican opponent in the primary a gun grabber. everybody's a gun grabber. president obama did introduce yesterday a very broad package of reforms to try to deal with gun violence in this country. expanded access to mental health treatment, improvements in the background checks system, resources for schools to have more armed guards on site if they want them. and yes, a renewal of the old assault weapons ban that we had for ten years before it expired in 2004. since president obama introduced those measures all of the discussion in washington has been about the viability of what he is proposing, right? renewing the assault weapons ban, that's not viable, that'll never pass. that is the chorus from washington. the nra of course says that nothing will pass. old steve stockman says i don't care if anything passes
for ten years before it expired in 2004. since president obama introduced those measures all of the discussion in washington has been about the viability of what he is proposing, right? renewing the assault weapons ban, that's not viable, that'll never pass. that is the chorus from washington. the nra of course says that nothing will pass. old steve stockman says i don't care if anything passes, let's impeach him anyway, gun grab, gun grab. but because of what is going on in washington right now, because that is the discussion, we are also -- we're not just getting the sort of predictable loudness from predictable washington loud voices. we are also getting something really useful. we're also getting polling. and when it is as dramatic as it is on the issue of guns, the polling speaks pretty loudly itself. did you see the results from the cbs/"new york times" poll on whether people support the idea of having universal background checks? this proposal, president obamas making this proposal to have background checks on guns but for everybody. no more loopholes. everybody has to
. with each of them i had my kind of degree of relationship. a couple of years ago we happened to run into president obama with my family. and my daughter who is in san francisco was an early and enthusiastic supporter. she said, mr. president i was with you early and i'm still with you, he put his arm around her and said, talk to your dad, if you would. [ laughter ] >> stephen: a great tom brokaw story. congress has moved our economy into a lean-to up against the edge of a fiscal cliff and they are putting down stakes. that's where we're going to live from now on. has it always been thus that we're in a constant tate of crisis in congress? >> no. >> stephen: it's exciting. i check the papers in the morning to see if there's an economy. you have a different threshold of excitement than i do. if that is what gets you off. >> stephen: very open minded of you. very open minded of you. you know who lived an exciting life damn ma close. do you think demographic shifts will change our policies in. >> i do. i think texas will be an entirely political piece of geography as a result of latino
the sticking around to celebrate president obama staying in washington for another four years. >> reporter: four years ago official spending top $53 million. this years, a slow recovering economy doesn't seem to have organizers or party-goers holding back. >> it's 2013. let's have a little fun. >> reporter: at who's wear, the average shopper is spending close to $1,000 on the latest fashions. >> this year they were really looking for pops of color. cobalt blue has been popular for you. >> the newly open dry bar had to expand hours just to accommodation all the requests. >> part of the excitement is just getting beautiful, i think, for women. >> that's they thisland at thoses head to the capital for the biggest party. >> the parties wrap many late monday night, the ticket prices range from $50 to several hundred dollars. many benefits charities, and the tickets available are going quickly. >>> keeping people safe is a major concern for officials during the inauguration. coming up at 5:00, news4's derrick ward takes a look at some of the special forces brought in to handle security and crowd
't you failing the country, say the insurgents? the answer, the country chose obama, he gets four years. want to save the republic? win the next election. liz, if charles krauthammer recommending the gop be less intransigent, do you think inside those meetings going on this weekend there will be some message, some form of that message? >> look, i think there's an amazing amount of soul searching going on within the republican party right now. and it's a troubled time for the party because there is no single standard bearer. it's not as if there's one leader who is charting a course and saying, yes, we're going to compromise or no, we're not. and -- and so, you know, the fact remains in the last two national elections presidential elections, the republicans lost. so they've got to figure out a way to listen to those voters who, you know, decide close elections. it's the middle of america. and the middle of america has said repeatedly, get something done. we'll see if the republicans listen. >> and alex, you know, they've brought in a pollster this weekend, they want to talk about, for ex
of partisan rhetoric right now, but in four years from now, eight years from now president obama is going to go down as having an incredibly effective presidency in terms of legislation and moving the ball forward on a number of social issues. we haven't even talked about gay marriage, don't ask don't tell. >> oddly enough, he did what many presidents actually do in their second term. he did it in his first. so many presidents would have said, well, health care, that's going to be so difficult, i'm going to save it for year five after i'm safely re-elected. did he the contrarian thing. he got it done in the first two years, so, oddly enough, some of the old rules really don't apply. >> harold, in terms of the keeping o.f.a. active, although under a slightly different name, karl rove had nothing positive to say about that, unsurprisingly. let's play that. >> go figure. >> let's not pass over this ethics issue. for example, on the inaugural committee we now know the inaugural committee is collecting information about everybody who is attending the inaugural and says they will give it over t
on the spanish- language network univision last thursday, president obama faced tough questions over his immigration policies, including his failure to fulfill a campaign promise to enact comprehensive immigration reform during his first year in office. of a mccall the lack of immigration reform the biggest failure of his presidency but attempted to shift blame for the failure to republicans. >> when we talk about immigration reform in the first year, that's before the economy was on the verge of collapse. lehman brothers had collapsed. the stock market was collapsing. and so my first priority was making sure we prevented us from going into a great depression. and i think everybody remembers where we were four years ago. what i confess i did not expect, and so i'm happy to take responsibility for being naive here, is that republicans who had previously supported comprehensive immigration reform -- my opponent in 2008 who had been a champion of it and who attended these meetings -- suddenly would walk away. >> president obama's comments come as his administration faces scrutiny for deport
nation" following president obama's approval rating, higher than most of his first year. our latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows the approval rating at 52% but despite the number our first read team notes, quote, the president faces an american public that remains in a funk as the president spends a low-key day at the white house, the new official portrait is unveiled. the president is smiling more but there is a lot more gray and inauguration weekend in washington kicks off tonight with pre-inaugural balls. many of those
details. >> michael: this is all happening less than 48 hours before president obama is sworn in for his second time. an issue that has been largely quiet for the last four years. joining us now for a joining us now for a perspective on the situation is he's the author of "leading from behind: the reluctant president and the advisors who decide for him". he comes to us from washington. richard, welcome inside "the war room." >> thank you. >> michael: i want to -- i want to ask you about the hostage situation. it's focused american attention on an issue that -- you know, that frankly hasn't had its focus for a while. what can you tell us about, you know, what is happening there, and how it affects america? >> well one of the things that this shows is that ignorance is dangerous. the united states ignored afghanistan in the 1990s and we saw what came out of that. we have been ignoring this area of africa for a long time even though morocco has been saying for many years that radical islamic groups have been growing for a while. perhaps the most prominent of t
kids 30 years old. i don't know if you want to blame president obama for that, that's strange, but you can do so. this was a qualitatively different type of recession. he had a housing bubble, it collapsed. that was not the nature of the recession in '74, '75, '81, '82. those were easy to get out of. easy to have strong growth because the fed deliberately raised interest rates to ease the economy. lower interest rates, then you get a big boom in housing. you can't have that when you have the recession brought on by the housing bubble. >> okay. i've been become a spending hawk right now. i'll get to taxes in a minute, but look, all this government spending we are actually paying people not to work. and i think this is so bad for our economy as well as our moral fiber. just some points, food stamps. in the last two years food stamp recipients are gone up 7.2%. and that's a period when the unemployment rate fell. then you can walk through social security disability insurance. you can walk through lengthy unemployment insurance. pell grants have kept -- keep people out of college rather th
the obamas moved in four years ago and the white house's value peaked at just under $ 00 million in july 2006. given that that was the top of the property boom, pretty impressive that we're not that far off. we want to know, how much do you think the white house is really worth? join the conversation here on "worldwide exchange." get in touch with us, entertain me while ross is away. worldwide@cnbc.com. tweet us, @cnbcwex or @kelly evans. >>> next, u.s. planes will reportedly land in -- i'm sorry, u.s. planes have erroredly landed in algeria as hostage takers remain holed up in a gas complex. we will bring you the latest as we come back. >>> let's take a look at how european equities are right now. advancers generally outpacing decliners. what are you doing? nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clients in today. [ male announcer ] save on ground shipping at fedex office. >>> welcome b
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